Silken Thoughts still looks a shade high in the weights and the handicapper is holding firm with Standpoint who has been beaten off today's mark on his last three starts. In contrast, NOBLE SILK is progressing well and is only 2lb higher than when beaten a head over C&D earlier this month. Lucy Wadham's charge can land this with further improvement expected. Tartan Jura has been in decent form over 2m and further but both Nave and Beat Route have a bit to find with the selection on recent running.
Silken Thoughts 33-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, never nearer, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Enery (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Standpoint 6-1 (9-10) Dwelt in rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 12, 5l behind De Rigueur (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Tartan Jura 11-2 (9-3) Led, headed approaching final 11f, chased leader, ridden to challenge 3f out, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Fourth Generation (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Noble Silk 11-4fav (9-2) Dwelt held up, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon headed, stayed on, 2nd of 9, hd behind Focail Maith (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 4l behind Aquilonius (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Beat Route 6-1fav (9-8) In touch, ridden over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 8th of 12, 7l behind Stand Guard (10-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Wildomar 66-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 9, 9l behind Media Hype (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Nave (USA) 15-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 3l behind Focail Maith (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.